Tuesday, 06 December 2022
MBOMBELA – Following a two-year break due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Mpumalanga will be unveiling the Most Caring Nurse for Mpumalanga province for 2022 at the hosting of the Marilyn Lahana Caring Awards gala dinner, which will be held at the Nutting House Hotel in Mbombela on Wednesday evening, 7 December 2022.
The administering of the award took a break for two years because of the Coronavirus pandemic, which led to stringent restrictions on gathering and movements. This year, a nurse who showed the most selflessness will be recognized, to encourage all nurses in the province. Many nurses work under extremely challenging conditions, which are often not conducive to a positive practice environment.
The award commemorates Marilyn Lahana, a Johannesburg nurse who died in 1996 after contracting the Ebola virus from a patient. Several people felt that Marilyn’s life and death were a clear example of the selfless spirit of nursing, a profession in which practitioners routinely put their patients’ interests before their own.
The Marilyn Lahana Trust was set up soon after Marilyn’s passing, in consultation with her family and the award was instituted in 1998. DENOSA administers the award each year in provinces and at national.
The provincial winners of the award become national finalists and will compete for the overall South Africa’s Most Caring Nurse at the Awards ceremony at a date to be announced.
DENOSA in Mpumalanga cordially invites members of the media to this special occasion for nurses, whose details are as follows:
DATE: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
TIME: 18h00 until 22h00
VENUE: Nutting House Hotel, Mbombela.
CONTACT PERSON: Thulani Masombuka, delegated Provincial Secretary: 072 564 0136
By: Sibongiseni Delihlazo